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Sep 12, 2012 9:00am PDT
in the arab world hitting home after an angry mob kills the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> today many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself. how could this happen in a country in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? this reflects just how complicated and at times how confounding the world can be, but we must be clear-eyed even in our grief. this was an attack by a small and savage group. not the people or government of libya. >> tensions are also strained right now with one of america's closest allies. anti-american fury is now spreading. we're following all the angle from around the globe. ian lee is on the ground in cairo, eswript, and sarah is in jerusalem. so two u.s. missions in two different countries attacked on the same day. we're talking about the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. we want to take a closer look at the security information with someone who is actually experiencing this. nicolas burns has served in the foreign service for 27 years. he is also a former u.s. ambassador to nato. nick, thanks for
FOX News
Sep 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
hit. topping the news today the united states ambassador to libya is dead along with three other americans after a violent attack on a consulate in that country. there are enormous questions who is responsible waudz it a planned terror attack? after wall it was on 9-11. who brings rocket propelled grenades to a demonstration. we will get into all of the new breaking details and very serious concerns in america and around the world. at the same time the president perhaps looking into the israeli government over differences of opinion in iran. the big and complicated picture coming up. it's all ahead as breaking news has changed everything on studio b. >> first from fox at 3:00 the deadly attack on the consulates in libya yesterday on 9-11 was a well planned commando style raid. coming to us from the chairman of the house committee commenting on the assault that killed a united states ambassador. he has been briefed on this matter and this could change a lot of things. it happened less than a year after people helped olivia took out moammar qaddafi. a mob of militants last night po
FOX News
Sep 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
events go today. remember those killed in benghazi in libya. we know the name sean smith. other man, chris stevens, held in very high regard from all of his colleagues. martha: tragic and violent death in benghazi. continuing coverage on all this on "happening now" starts right now. we'll see you here tomorrow. jenna: thank you, bill and martha. we start off with this fox news alert on the fallout on deadly attack on americans in the middle east. levens years to the day from 11. that is important as as we continue to explore the story i i'm jenna lee. jon: is the timing more than a coincidence? i'm jon scott. the white house ordered beefed up security at diplomatic posts around the world after an angry mob goes on a rampage in benghazi, libya. firing machines guns and rocket propelled grenades. it was outraged over an film from by an american that insults the prophet muhammad. it killed the ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. stevens becomes the first ambassador killed in the line of duty in more than three decades. libya not the only scene of violence directed at am
FOX News
Sep 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
an angry mob goes on a rampage in benghazi, libya. firing machines guns and rocket propelled grenades. it was outraged over an film from by an american that insults the prophet muhammad. it killed the ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. stevens becomes the first ambassador killed in the line of duty in more than three decades. libya not the only scene of violence directed at americans. hours before equip -- egyptian rioters scaled the wall the embassy in cairo pulling down the american flag and replacing it with at black flag similar to the one used by al qaeda. president obama condemned all the violence moments ago. >> since our founding the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence, none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. jon: so where does the story go from here. greg palkot is following for it live from london. greg? >> reporter: we're getting more and more information a
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
. a shocking death. a united states ambassador in libya dead today. the obama administration taking steps now this hour to beef up security at embassies around the world. after this veteran diplomat christopher stevens along with three of his american staffers were murdered by a mob in benghazi, libya. the attack yesterday was apparently triggered by a film, a film produced by an american by the name of sam basil. considered by many to be highly offensive to islam. again, a film. these murders taking place in a country that the united states helped to liberate from the dictator moammar gadhafi and a mob attacked the embassy in cairo, egypt, yesterday. climbing the embassy walls. tearing down and ripping apart the united states flag. it's unclear if the attacks were koord natded or plans to con side with the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here in america. but moments ago, our president obama spoke out about these killings. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've alwa
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 2:00am PDT
with the attacks against two u.s. diplomatic compounds overseas. first libya where militants staged a protest outside the u.s. consulate in ben za lee leading to clashes with security forces and the death of a security department officer. >>> the other powder keg is in cairo where several men managed to scale the walls of the u.s. embassy. take a look at this. they tore down all the american flags. ian lee is live from cairo this morning. i want to start with what has caused all this outrage. >> reporter: well, zoraida, it focuses around a film. and the film is very amateurish. it's a mishmash of clips. it is really incoherent, i have watched the clip, but it has a lot of things the muslims would find offensive about their prophet. so this is what sparked the clashes that we saw last night when thousands of people gathered outside the u.s. embassy where a handful of protesters actually breached the embassy compound, te down the american flag like you just saw and ripped it apart. and these protesters are also calling for more protests against the u.s. embassy. a question we are wondering is w
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
happened in cairo and libya, which we're going to talk more t i a moment. what is your reaction to how this seems to be escalating? >> i think the thing that strikes me the most is that at least in the libyan government, you have a real sense of people apologizing and people trying to prevent it from happening again. trying to crack down the perpetrators. in egypt, you have a government that is waffling. hasn't been living out to its responsibilities to protect people and it has been appealing to the crowds. >> we have ian as well. what can you tell us is happening on the ground right now in cairo outside the u.s. embassy? >> reporter: right now, we have protesters and police squaring off, molotov cocktails, throwing between the protesters and the police. not many protesters, but definitely enough to create a large disturbance and we're seeing the two go head to head. these are definitely more your hard core protesters that you see that are willing to go up into the front lines and really go in and attack the police, erin. >> and i know you were reporting last night, there had been fla
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
force to get rid of moammar gadhafi, to help libya stand up as it moved towards elections, as it tries to start anew. i think there's going to be a lot of gut checking right now about how the u.s. wants to proceed. not just with libya. but with a lot of countries in the middle east. i mean if you look at the islamic wave that has swept the middle east in terms of these revolutions, the u.s. was very apprehensive, that we are going to support democratic movements. but they also said, secretary clinton has also said that an election does not a democracy make. and so these countries are not going to necessarily hold up to their end of the bargain. there are diplomatic conventions about protecting u.s. facilities. about holding to democratic values. and you saw some statements coming out of the libyan interior ministry right now blaming the united states, in fact, for something like this. i think thers going to be a lot of, you know, the u.s. is really going to hunker down and think about how they want to proceed now. not just in libya but in the whole region. >> elise, this is brooke. let
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2012 10:00am EDT
and began building relationships with libya's revolutionairies. he risked his life to stop a tyrant and gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevens. i spoke with his sister, ann, this morning, and told her that he will be remembered as a hero by many nations. sean smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted and was in libya on a brief temporary assignment. he was a husband to his wife, heather, to whom i spoke this morning, and he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up being proud of the service their father gave to our country, service that took him to baghdad and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew chris and sean and their colleagues to libya is both noble and necessary. and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today many americans are asking indeed, i asked myself, how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from des
CBS
Sep 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >>> good morning. >>> the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others have been killed as protesters attacked u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> live from the newsroom with the latest developments. >>> right now the president is taking action ordering all necessary resources to support to carry and libya and u.s. diplomatic posts around the globe. u.s. ambassador christopher stevenson's at bay area ties born in northern california and group and piedmont earning his undergraduate degree in uc berkeley in 1982 and used with us cool in 1989 stevens is the first u.s. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979 happening on the anniversary of 911 the so far no official word if there's any connection between the two events which do know gunman charged the consulate and set fire to the building and the protesters were angry over a film ridiculing as slum profit mohammed. it was produced by american named reportedly now hiding promoted by an egyptian born into a muslim advocate in the u.s. and excerpts were transmitted to arabic of coastal new to 3/8 trevelyan's earlier people protesting
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
' approach to helping save libya, a country that he wanted to see free from the dictatorship of moammar gadhafi and killed in a city, benghazi, that he helped to save. i understand that there are 200 marines being sent to libya. what do we know about the tk orders? >> 200 marines who are already in the region, they are aboard one of those flat-top helicopter carriers in the iranian sea. they are called amphibious ready groups, and they are called f.a.s.t. teams prepositioned in all parts of the world, but particularly the hot middle east region as we see here. it should not take long to get those 200 marines who will be particularly equipped for the mission there in tripoli. this is not some kind of military operation or a strike of any kind. they will be armed with small arms and anti-riot gear and the like as opposed to going in for a military strike or operation. now in addition to that preparations are under way, too, to send additional f.a.s.t. teams, maybe not in the same numbers, but one to cairo and one to kabul. we know from past experience there has been violent and deadly sec
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the attack that killed four americans including the top u.s. diplomat in libya was planned in advance. we're also talking with the people behind the controversial anti-muslim film igniting protests that the attackers may have used for cover. we're also watching an important political dimension to this story. mitt romney's immediate criticism of president obama's international policies. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> dramatic developments unfolding. let's begin with some important new developments in the attacks on u.s. facilities in both cairo, egypt. and benghazi, libya. u.s. sources now tell cnn the attack in benghazi was actually planned in advance and the perpetrators used a protest outside the u.s. consulate in benghazi there simply as a diversion. four americans died including the united states ambassador to libya chris stevens. our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, has been working her sources to get a better idea on exactly what happened. our senior international correspondent nic robertson is monitoring the search for who's responsible. and our
FOX News
Sep 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and murdered americans at a u.s. post in libya. now on the fox report, the victims, who killed them, how did they pull it off? and breaking right now, two u.s. warships are moving toward the libyan coast. [gunfire] >> our u.s. diplomatic post in benghazi, libya, was attacked. heavily armed militants assaulted the compound and set fire to our building. [gunfire] >> among those killed was our ambassador. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> there is absolutely no justification that type of senseless violence. none. >> this attack on american individuals and embassies is outrageous. >> shepard: now from the white house, promises of justice. and increased security at american diplomatic posts all over the world. and that is first from fox this wednesday night as this news story continues to develop overseas even as i speak. there are questions tonight about whether this violence was not spontaneous at all. but instead a carefully calculated plot coming exactly nine years after the attacks of 9/11. yesterday, somebody killed four americans and wounded three oth
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
will be addressing libya in his remarks on the trail from jacksonville in just about 35 minutes. they will be carrying that for you live on cnn newsroom. with that, let's go to carol cost ello. "cnn newsroom" continues right now. carol? >>> and good morning to you. thank you for being with with us. i'm carol costello. we begin, of course, with breaking news. anti-american mob attacks embassy in libya. the white house confirms that u.s. ambassador to libya, j. christopher stevens, is dead along with three other staff members. a radical islamic group led the hours long siege in benghazi, libya. the militants were apparently enraged by a cheaply made online film considered offensive to islam. just last hour one libyan leader joined the international chorus in condemning the attack. >> translator: we apologize to the u.s. and to the american people, to the government and also to the rest of the world for what happened yesterday. and at the same time, we expect the world to cooperate with us in order to confront to what is meant out of this kind of cowardice, criminal act. >> that is
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 1:00pm EDT
to libya. the on-line film clip that sparked rioting in two embassies and the life of the ambassador himself. light get to it. cnn has learned in the past few minutes that u.s. officials now believe attackers in libya did not specifically target the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. targeted or not, ambassador stevens was killed along with three other members. me they planned to hit the consulate in benghazi, and were waitinged for an opportunity to strike. that opportunity came in a street riot last night. here's secretary of state hillary clinton today. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. live at the state department now to ellise. first of all, to the new information we are getting here because this is very rare. we understand for an ambassador to be killed by terrorists. does it change how people feel about what has happened at the state department that people's dear friend and colleague that he was not targeted, but this was something of a tragic accident? >> suzanne, i think the halls of the state department rea
WHUT
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
of libya is killed -- ambassador of libya is killed. a violent protest against an american made film. welcome to "g.m.t.." also coming up in the program, it could prove to be in the worst industrial disaster in pakistan history as more than 230 people are dead in a fire at a clothing factory in karachi. and germany's constitutional court says that there's nothing to stop the country taking part in the euro bailout fund. it's midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington and 1:00 p.m. in benghazi where a violent protest portraying the prophet muhammad has led to the death of four u.s. officials, one of them the ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. officials said he died when the consulate was set on fire. three others died. there's been no confirmation from the united states. the secretary of hillary clinton issued a statement. but she added there is no justification for violence. emily buchanon has more. >> inferno overnight at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. militants stormed the compound and set fire to buildings. it's not clear yet how the ambassador died, but reports suggests hi
FOX Business
Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and personal overseas. following the murder of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya and what appears to be a coordinated contemporaneous attack on the american embassy in cairo. president obama tonight embroiled in controversy as his administration is forced to rationalize to state department apologies to radical islamists run into conflict with the anti-mohammed movie. we bring you the latest developments tonight. and an analysis by ambassador to the united nations, john bolton. and doctor walid phares. former pentagon official kt mcfarland. bringing you up-to-date on what is happening in washington and the middle east. two of our outpost attacked on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks 11 years ago. in egypt, the american embassy staff were assessing reports of a possible demonstration outside the embassy in cairo. the embassy sent out a message, that was sympathetic to muslims, upset by the movie, tweeting that we condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. just before 5:00 p.m. eastern, they rioted, breaching walls and
ABC
Sep 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
the attack on the u.s. emery in libya and promises justice for the four americans -- four americans killed, including the ambassador who grew up in the east bay. >>> ambassador stevens and three others were killed when a mob attacked the united states consulate in benghazi. stevens was raised in piedmont. >>> ambassador stevens' body and those of the other victims will be on their way to a u.s. military base in germany before heading home. a marine anti-terrorist team is on the ground providing security. the ambassador is again many that means here and in washington there's mourning. >> as an lamb an -- as-salaam alaikum. my name is chris stevens. >> the piedmont native spent most of his diplomatic career in the arab world with two tours in libya before he was appointed in may. five months after getting the job his life came to a violent and chaotic end when protesters stormed the embassy in benghazi. >> we condemn in the strongest terms, this senseless act of violence. we send our prayers to the families, friends and colleagues of those we've lost. >> three other americans died in the att
FOX
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
build a better libya. the word needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister -- chris stevens. i spoke with his sister, ann, this morning and told her he will be a hero by many nations. shawn smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief, temporary assignment. he was a husband to his rife, heather, with whom i spoke this moving -- morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up proud of their father for the service he gave to our country, the service that took us toback and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew them to libya is both noble and necessary and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today, many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself, how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? this question reflects just how complicated and at times how confounding the world can be. but we mus
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
outposts around the world today after the u.s. ambassador to libya and three staffers were killed. now u.s. marines are speeding to benghazi where they will help secure the u.s. consulate where the attack occurred. jill dougherty joins us now. >> reporter: officials here at the state department are beginning to piece together the details, but this is what we know. we have been speaking to them all morning long. what they say is essentially you had three things going on. you had the basic demonstration by regular libyans, but then you had a very targeted attack on the attack in benghazi by these heavy heavily-armed militants. we understand there were a couple dozen of them. they were using rpgs. very serious attack. as they attack the consulate, it starts a fire. and that is where the story with the ambassador comes in. the ambassador, mr. stevens, had been in benghazi temporarily. he's normally in the capital tripoli. also shawn smith, 10-year veteran, was also there on a temporary assignment. they were inside that consulate. fire breaks out. there are now three people along with one sec
CBS
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
in the port of benghazi and began building our relationships with libya's revolutionaries. he risked his life to stop a tyrant then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister ann this morning and told her that he will be remembered as a hero by many nations. sean smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief temporary assignment. he was a husband to his wife heather, with whom i spoke this morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up being proud of the service their father gave to our country, service that took him from pretoria to baghdad and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew chris and sean and their colleagues to libya is both noble and necessary, and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today many americans are asking -- indeed, i asked myself -- how could this happen? how could this happen in a count
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2012 10:00am EDT
americans were attacked again. in two attacks, in egypt and in libya. apparentry terrorists attacking us again on 9/11. the embassy in egypt was stormed. the american flag was brought down and a black flag was raised by those who came into the compound. in libya, the consulate was attacked, set afire and our ambassador to libya, chris stevens, was murdered. and according to the bbc hi body was brought through the streets in benghazi. the groups are individuals that committed these acts must be found. there's no evidence yet there was any act by either one of these two governments but by individuals or even by groups. in libya, al qaeda cousins, as i call them, claims responsibility for the murder of our u.s. ambassador. it's no coincidence that these two attacks occurred nearly at the same time and they both occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. immediately, the attackers blamed a movie that was produced as the reason, an excuse, a justification for murdering. it's never the fault of a movie. it's never the fault of the united states. it's never the fault of western culture that people ar
FOX News
Sep 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
with a fox news alert where there is a deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya leaving four americans dead including the u.s. ambassador to this country. white house confirming the news a short time ago, calling ambassador chris stevens an exemplary representative for the united states and gave his life for our country. welcome to "america's newsroom." i'm bill hemmer. martha: good morning. bill. i'm martha macallum. a killing after u.s. ambassador, a violent event we have not seen in decades. how will the president react to this and also to the violence breaking out in egypt. bill: that is another attack on the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. this is video from there. [shouting] martha: protesters scaling the walls in cairo, tearing down the american flag, replacing it with a black islamic banner, similar to the one used by al qaeda. bill: want to start now. team fox coverage. greg palkot live in london. ed henry live at the white house. reaction from both. want to start with greg overseas. what is the latest there, greg? >> reporter: bill, martha, minute by minute we're piecing more d
CBS
Sep 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to libya is among those killed. david martin reports it may have to libya is among those killed. david martin reports it may have been a terrorist strike timed to 9/11. mitt romney adds controversy with sharp criticism of u.s. foreign policy. jan crawford asks the governor about that. president obama's first interview since the convention. you said in your acceptance speech that you are mindful of your own failings. >> yeah. >> pelley: what are they? and jim axelrod walks on a river run dry as the nation struggles with a historic drought. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. there is developing evidence tonight that suggests that the killing of four american diplomats in libya may have been a terrorist attack, not the mob violence that was first suspected. u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three members of his staff were killed overnight in the fiery wreckage of the u.s. consulate in the city of benghazi. it happened after hundreds of people converged on the consulate to protest a little-known internet film that ri
FOX News
Sep 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
morning, everyone. i am gretchen carlson, thanks for sharing your day today. ambassor to libya is dead after a rotest over the film. the united states reaction straight ark head. >> steve: meanwhile a growing feudbetween the white house and israel. did our president snub prime minister netanyahu for dave letterman. >> brian: remember the movie for the democratic national convention. turn out it was not american at all. they use russian ships. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, breaking news and the reports are coming out the uprising in the middle east and libya led to the death of the u.s. ambassador to the u.s. and a staffer and other people may be dead or injured right now. >> steve: the report coming to us. the state department said they have nothing for us right now. according to reuters, the ambassor and his team were trying to move to a safer place when they were hit. >> brian: the iran pastor put out a voand it seems like yesterday they were celebrating our entrance there and cheering us as saviors as we got rid of qaddafi and
FOX News
Sep 12, 2012 3:00pm PDT
.s. ambassador to libya and three others. we have every angle covered. politics, policy, reality on the ground in libya and egypt tonight. but first, to start, a detailed timeline. this actually all began late monday. mon, september 10, 11:46 p.m. video by ayman al-zawahiri, the egyptian doctor now believed to be spiritual leader, emir of al-qaeda surfaces. he mourns the death of al-dibi, a top al-qaeda member killed in a drone strike in june. al-zawahiri uses the eulogy to call fighters to avenge alibii death. renewed jihad against the u.s. the video cuts to a clip of his younger brother, muhammad al-zawahiri. something noted by people who study the tapes. early on tuesday, septembe september 11, the u.s. embassy if cairo egypt prepares for expected protests oaf an anti-islam video made in the u.s. a.p. quotes a u.s. official saying embassy security had sent most staff home early, after learning of the upcoming protest. 6:00 a.m., noon cairo time, embassy officials in cairo issue a statement about the video. condemning the "continuing efforts by misguided individuals" to hurt the religious fe
WETA
Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the attack on the consulate in libya -- condemns the attack on the consulate in libya. >> how could this happen in a country we helped liberate and the city we helped saved from destruction. >> killed for being gay. authorities in iraq are behind the systematic persecution of homosexuals, and capturing the world in color a century after usmovies broke out in black and white, the first films are being discovered. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. no american ambassador has been killed in the line of duty since 1979, but today the flags haveeen put at half mast in honor of chris stevens. the u.s. ambassador and three other diplomats were killed in the raid. the white house is investigating whether the attacks were planned, and president obama has promised to bring the killers to justice. >> in the darkness and confusion, witnesses said the area was cordoned off by heavily armed men. the attack was linked with an american film the attackers then insulting the prophet mohammed. >> we have to stop this. stopping the film is our hope. >> by the morning the u.s
FOX Business
Sep 12, 2012 9:20am EDT
keep paying for it? good morning, everyone, in libya, ambassador christopher stevens and three of his staff have been killed in an attack on our consulate in benghazi, in egypt as we honor 9/11, our embassy overrun. over an american made movie criticizing muslim and the president says we should not denigrate the beliefs of others. and the european bailout, they will print. back home, ben bernanke begins a stimulus meeting he's likely to print. stocks, gold, oil, up, up, up, paired by the mitt east outrage, apple gets ready to show us iphone 5, could it really be big enough to move the whole economy? it's a cascade of news and we've got it all. "varney & company" about to begin. we have this news just in. president obama will speak at 10:35 eastern this morning in the rose garden. hillary clinton secretary of state will be with him. and here is the latest what's happening in the middle east and this is what the president will be talking about later on. the u.s. ambassador to libya killed in a rocket attack. his name is chris stevens, one of four americans killed in the attack. a rocket
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
of this attack. a free and stable libya is still in america's interest and security. and we will not turn our back on that. >> meanwhile, mitt romney condemned the loss of american lives but he also seized on the attacks even before daybreak slamming the administration's response in what became a fierce back and forth between the two campaigns. romney then doubled down this morning. >> i spoke out when the key fact that i referred to was known which was that the embassy of the united states issued what appeared to be an apology for american principles. that was a mistake. and i believe that when a mistake is made of that significance you speak out. >> we start our coverage right now with nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel in cairo, egypt. >> reporter: craig, by now there's a familiar scenario explaining what happened in these two separate attacks. that these internet videos were being seen here in egypt, they were being talked about by some radical preachers in this country, people got enflamed, particularly hardline muslims who are the most hardline of sunni muslims and they
PBS
Sep 12, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans, including the ambassador. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight: we get the latest on the deadly assault, believed to have been planned in advance and sparked by an anti-muslim internet video. >> woodruff: plus, we examine the move by governor romney to criticize the president's handling of the libya tinderbox. was it justified or not? we hear from both sides. >> ifill: then, jeffrey brown looks at how the latest iphone upgrade is accelerating competition in the smartphone industry. >> woodruff: are chemicals sprayed in oregon's forests dangerous or not? we have a report from our partners at the center for investigative reporting. >> they're spraying with helicopters all these ridged tops, so everything they're spraying up top eventually gets down to all of these residents. >> forced application of herbicides is done in accordance with all state laws. and we believe it does not represent an unreasonable harm. >> ifill: and margaret warner gets a snapshot of poverty in americ
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